Lee Jeong-hoo (25), who succeeded in advancing to the Major League Baseball (MLB) by signing with the San Francisco Giants, was named in a special Christmas article.
On the 25th (Korean time), MLB.com published an article titled ‘One Christmas wish from fans of each MLB team.’
Lee Jeong-hoo’s name was mentioned in San Francisco fans’ Christmas wishes.
MLB.com introduced that the wish of San Francisco fans is that ‘Lee Jung-hoo gives the team a clear identity.’
He continued, “It is debatable whether Lee Jung-hoo is a star in MLB or not. “But the Korean star has the kind of performance and personality that San Francisco, which does not have a clear identity, was looking for.”
Lee Jung-hoo, who knocked on MLB’s door through the posting system after the 2023 season, signed a six-year contract with San Francisco worth $113 million (about 147.2 billion won). This is the largest contract among Korean players who entered the big league through the posting system.
Local media in the United States predict that Lee Jeong-hoo will serve as the number one hitter and center fielder in San Francisco.
Lee Jung-hoo, who signed a large contract, is featured in a poster released by the MLB Secretariat with 100 days left before the start of the 2024 season, Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox, Japan), Trey Turner (Philadelphia Phillies, USA), Jose Ramirez (Cleveland Guardians, USA), He also appeared with prominent players such as Julio Rodriguez (Seattle Mariners, Dominican Republic) and Christian Yelich (Milwaukee Brewers, Dominican Republic).
San Francisco will play its season opener against the San Diego Padres on March 29 next year. This game will be Lee Jung-hoo’s MLB debut.